까마귀 | Crow

오늘 아침에 출근할 때 정말 신기한 것을 봤어요. 죽은 까마귀 한 마리가 도로에 있었어요. 도로 옆에는 다른 까마귀가 앉아 있었어요. 도로에 차가 너무 많아서 까마귀는 어쩔 수 없이 가만히 도로 옆에 계속 앉아 있었는데 차들이 오지 않자 갑자기 죽은 까마귀의 날개를 잡고 도로 밖으로 당겼어요. 너무 신기했어요.

그때 저는 옛날 이야기가 생각 났어요. 영어로 “Abel and Cain”의 이야기예요. 형제들이 둘다 같은 여자를 좋아하고 결혼하고 싶어했는데 누가 결혼할 자격이 있는지 결정 할 수 없어서 하나님에게 뭔가를 봉납하고 하나님께서 누구의 봉납을 선택하는에 따라 그 사람이 그 여자와 결혼할 자격이 있는 것이라고 합의했어요. 아벨은 정말 좋은 사람이라서 자기가 가지고 있는 것 중에서 제일 좋은 것을 봉납했는데 카인은 그냥 보통 것을 봉납했어요. 하나님께서는 아벨이 바친 봉납을 받았어요. 근데 카인은 너무나 억울하고 화가 나서 아벨을 때려 죽였어요. 그 때까지 세상에 아무도 살인을 해본 사람이 없었어요. 이것이 첫 살인이었어요. 그래서 카인은 너무 두려워했고 어떻게 해야 할지 몰랐어요. 그 때 카인 앞에서 까마귀 두 마리 싸우고 있었어요. 싸우다가 까마귀는 한 마리가 다른 까마귀를 죽였어요. 그리고나서 땅을 파고 죽은 까마귀를 묻었어요. 카인은 그 까마귀를 따라서 아벨을 묻었어요.

[A big thank you to Shabby and organicheese for correcting my entry on lang-8! ]

Loosely translated: 

This morning, on the way to work, I saw something pretty amazing. There was a dead crow on the road (no that’s not amazing) and another crow was sitting on the pavement beside the road. Because of the heavy traffic, the crow just sat there quietly on the side of the road and as soon as the cars stopped, the crow swooped in, grabbed the dead crow’s wing and dragged it off the road. It was really something.

Watching that, I started to think of the story of Abel and Cain. For anyone who doesn’t know the story, Abel and Cain were two brothers who both wanted to marry the same girl but couldn’t make up their mind who had more right to marry her. So they decided to make an offering to God and whoever’s offering was accepted would be the one to marry the girl. Abel was a really nice guy and picked the nicest thing to offer to God, but Cain just offered something trivial. So when God accepted Abel’s offering, Cain felt so upset that he hit and killed his brother. No one had ever killed anyone before, so Cain was scared and didn’t know what to do. Just then, God sent two crows in front of Cain who started fighting. In the fight, one crow was killed and the other crow started to dig a hole in the ground to bury the dead crow. Seeing that, Cain also dug a grave and buried his brother.

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